A harrowing video captured a vehicle crashing through the storefront of a pro-Trump shop in Massachusetts this week.
“Footage captured a black 2015 Volkswagen Jetta plowing through the store’s front window and destroying shelves full of merchandise at approximately 5:10 p.m., according to Deputy Chief Keith Boone of the Easton Police Department,” The Daily Caller reported.
“Authorities identified the driver as 46-year-old Sean Flaherty of Raynham, Massachusetts, who was hospitalized at the Good Samaritan Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.”
Boone said one employee was inside the store at the time but was not injured. Flaherty has been charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle and malicious destruction of property, reports added.
Boone also said authorities are looking into revoking Flaherty’s license.
“Just before he did that, there was a little boy with his mother shopping right in that spot,” Keith Lambert, the store’s owner, WCVB 5. “The clerk was about to go to the bathroom and he would’ve gotten hit.”
“Thank God nobody got hurt, that’s all I can say,” he added, according to the outlet.
The DC noted further:
Images from Brockton Enterprise photographer Marc Vasconcellos showed bumper stickers on [the] vehicle appearing to depict former President Donald Trump as Adolf Hitler, and included a quote from French philosopher Voltaire, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities,” WCVB reported.
The store owner’s family 7News Boston WHDH reporter Sabrina Silva that the store will be closed for a week to rebuild and will continue selling items from a truck in front of the building.